Sep
11
2018

Tweet of the Day, We’re Doing A LITTLE Hurricane Prep Now Here edition.

Probably not necessary.

But I married into a belt-and-suspenders-style family, and so it behooves me to respect that when they say Time to get some supplies now, just in case.  The projected track is still well south of us, we’re not in even a 500 year flood zone, and we probably won’t even lose power.  Still, better to do it and not need it than to not do it and need to, hey?

Stay safe, folks.

9 Comments

  • acat says:

    The trick to stocking up a little is to buy stuff you’ll eat anyway.
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    I frequently make chili in winter, and like a proper heathen, I put beans and rice in it .. so over summer I accumulate a winter’s worth of canned beans in the pantry.
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    Rice is purchased in bulk (when on sale) then cooked and frozen in batches (insta-pot makes this a snap) for later use.
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    One important thing .. fill a container about 2/3 with water, then stick it in the freezer. When it’s solid, put a quarter on top, add enough water to cover the quarter, and freeze that too. Push it to the back (or bottom) of the freezer and ignore it.
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    If you have a power outage while you are away, the depth of the quarter in the container will tell you how bad your spoilage is, even if the power comes back and everything’s frozen again before you make it home. I heard this from Florida hurricane survivors, but it also works for midwesterners on the weaker side of the power grid.
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    Mew

  • Aruges says:

    Better make sure the liquor supply is well stocked. Can’t be too safe.

  • Jon says:

    Hurricane Wormsign would worry me. The beautiful Italian city of flowers doesn’t.

  • jeboyle says:

    RICE IN YOUR CHILI!!!…Ahem.

    Moe, you are Paterfamilias. It is your duty.

    • acat says:

      Ah, one of *those* people, I see.
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      I should also mention that my chili not only adds some unorthodox ingredients, it *leaves out* a few traditional ones as well .. specifically, the peppers and tomatoes. Food allergies are no joke.
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      Mew

  • Brian Swisher says:

    “Hurricane Tiglath-Pileser III”. Hmmm. Doesn’t really sing.

  • jeboyle says:

    Ah! Food allergies, say no more.

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